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Bison. Canon 7D 500mm f4.0 ISO 100 f4.5 1/500
Here are some shots from this week over at the National Bison Range, north of Missoula, Montana. It’s a great place to view and photograph wildlife with the Mission Mountains adding a great scenic backdrop. Bison, Pronghorn, Elk, Deer, Bear are just some of the local big game on the range. It’s a great day getaway if you’re near Missoula, or a stopover on your way up to Glacier National Park via Highway 93.
With all the great stuff to photograph around the area, you’d think getting a few decent shots would be no problem. However, this week it just wasn’t happening. Every once in while I get those trips where it’s just not in the cards and sometimes it seems like packing up and heading home would be more productive. But, it’s times like these that make those day’s where the planets seem to align, that much sweeter.
I did enjoy myself nonetheless and in this particular area of Montana it’s hard not to.
So now I’m shifting gears and getting ready for Fall Photography here in Montana and the northwest. It’s started to cool in the evenings here and you can sense a change in the seasons. This weekend there was even some frost on the ground in the early morning. Definitely getting anxious as Fall in Montana is without a doubt my favorite time of the year in Montana and probably one of the best times to photograph the state.
Whitetail Deer. Canon 7d 500mm f4. ISO 400 f4.5 1/1000
National Bison Range. Canon 5d mkII TS-24mm f3.5II ISO100 f16 1/30. 3 image panorama.
Going to the Sun Highway. ©Jason Savage
Was up in Glacier this last week for a family trip and a friend and I snuck out for a couple mornings to see what was happening around the park. The weather was just perfect.There was a low pressure system moving in and really stirring things up. This unstable, stormy weather is my favorite, it makes for wonderful mornings.
If you’ve read my previous posts in September, you might remember that it’s one of my favorite months for visiting not only Glacier in Montana, but other areas of the state as well. The colors are just beginning to turn in some areas, the crowds are dying down, and the weather is cooling off, giving us a break from the summer heat.
It looks like this Fall could be a good one, but I should knock on some wood as last October we had a massive cold front that took us down to 10 degrees(f) and destroyed all the fall colors across the state. Hopefully we won’t be repeating that. I was camped out during that spell last year and it was damn cold!
In the next couple weeks, I should have some new Fall Photography to post.
Glacier National Park. © Jason Savage
Black Bear. © Jason Savage